6 Things You Need To Know Today : March 27, 2013

Children’s Pantomime
  1. Go After Them! Government To Sue Teachers For Broken Bonds. THE ATTORNEY General’s Department is reportedly preparing documents to serve lawsuits on more than 200 teachers who have broken their bond arrangement and collectively owe the Government more than $400 million…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  2. Economy Not Absorbing Foreign Direct Investments – Former JAMPRO Head. Jamaica’s inability to convert the economic spin-offs from foreign direct investments (FDI) into gross domestic product (GDP) growth is due to the shallow absorptive capacity of its economy, according to Robert Gregory, the former head of Jamaica Promotions Corporation, JAMPRO…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  3. Social Enterprises Can Fight Joblessness, Poverty. THE DECREASE in the level of productivity in Jamaica is associated with an increase in the level of unemployment. Data from the World Bank show that unemployment, as a percentage of the total labour force in Jamaica, fell from 11.7 per cent in 2003 to 9.4 per cent in 2007, but increased to approximately 11.4 per cent in 2009, and further increased to approximately 14 per cent in…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  4. T&T High Court Rules For WICB. The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has lost its first court case against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and now fears for the security of all first-class players across the region…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  5. LIME Outsources Operations To Ericsson. LIME Jamaica has struck a seven-year deal with Ericsson, under which it will outsource its external installation and maintenance services to the global firm. The terms were not disclosed…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com
  6. Children’s Pantomime In Jeopardy. There is uncertainty surrounding the staging of this year’s GEM Children’s Pantomime as sponsors have not been coming on board to fund the production. With Child Month approaching, Sandrea Dennis…read more at Jamaica.Gleaner.com